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    Hi. I'm hoping someone can identify the insignia on this holster. The pistol has an interesting provenance and was acquired several years ago from a family friend. This weapon was returned with the personal effects belonging to a Lieutenant, 30th Infantry Divison, killed at Liege, Belgium.
    Keith
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    Heer Panzer truppen collar insgnia.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Heer Panzer truppen collar insignia.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Agree with Ade. A good looking holster and gun with a known history.

    Regards,

    Jerry
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Very interesting items, especially as you know their history!

    Mat

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    hi all,
    Tha pistol is a Spanish made Astra 400 9mm by Astra-Unceta y Cia SA.
    Nicknamed the pipewrench due to it's weight (1080gm).
    Used by Germany 1943-1945,total build up to 45' =10,500.Also used by the post war German police.
    Total build 60,000 units.
    Cheers
    Dave

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    Hi Dave. This is actually the Astra 300, in 9mm kurz. Best, Keith

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